It’s a Go! Signing Ceremony Makes Mason Korea a Reality

Posted: October 16, 2013 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: October 17, 2013 at 6:28 am

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By James Burke

Last week, Matthew Zingraff, Mason Korea’s interim president and provost, met with the mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City, the commissioner of the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority (IFEZA), the president of the Songdo Global University Foundation, and various other academic and government leaders during the final signing ceremony for the operation support agreement. At that ceremony, Zingraff presented the official agreement, signed by George Mason University provost Peter Stearns, which served as the final step in a long process to create and open the new Mason Korea Campus and begin enrolling undergraduate students in March 2014.

Matt Zingraff, interim president and provost of Mason Songdo, met with Korean officials for a signing ceremony. Photo courtesy of Mason Korea

Matt Zingraff, interim president and provost of Mason Korea, met with Korean officials for a signing ceremony for the operation support agreement. Photo courtesy of Mason Korea

Students on the Mason Korea Campus will enroll in economics and management degrees and will be joined by current Fairfax Campus students who will take general education and elective courses during this inaugural semester. The Office of Global and International Strategies has secured new academic scholarships for Mason-Fairfax students to enroll in Mason Korea ’s first semester. These individuals will blaze an academic and cultural trail that will set the bar for future students.

“This is an exciting moment, sure to inspire and challenge Mason Nation — whether in Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William or Korea,” says Anne Schiller, vice president for Global and International Strategies.

Information sessions about studying at Mason Korea are running through Oct. 29. The schedule for upcoming sessions can be found here.

Write to Michele McDonald at mmcdon15@gmu.edu

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